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The Literary Nest

Fall Santa Clara DSC_0230A painting of mine in the current issue of The Literary Nest.


See my latest review at Self Publishing Review – SPR –

“The plot is well-developed with some genuine surprises, and Gina Martin is a stellar protagonist: smart, confident, and independent.”

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Austin Texas Tower Shooting – 1966 and Now.

Poem in memory of the shooting

Austin City Limits

Nightlights along the river

Heat rises from the pavement

Strumming guitars

Beats over microphones

Tower in the background

Try not to remember

Bullets raining down

The summer of ‘66

Just missed me

Didn’t miss another

Mother to be

Steel penetrated belly

Taking that life yet unborn

Try to forget

Austin City Limits.




June is here and so is Deeper Colors . Paperback available at http://www.amazon.com/C.-S.-Donnell/e/B017GGDZTI/

Smashwords is a good resource for ebooks.  Get a Kindle readable, iBook, Nook and other formats.   https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/639373

On Smashwords you have a half-price offer until the 12th.

Promotional price: $1.99
Coupon Code: HV98J
Expires: June 12, 2016


Dreama Tolle Perry, Artist  The artist who has captured the light my artist heroine in Deeper Colors is striving to achieve.




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Deeper Colors – available on Smashwords and Amazon KDP

Should be available NOW!  🙂   Ebook and paperback

Preorder June 6 release date
Smashwords has Kindle readable, IBook, Nook, and other formats

Coupon for discount HV98J 2.99. price will go back up after release

If you want Amazon, order at


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Deeper Colors new cover

Deeper Colors Cover Blue Blur May 4 font 2Latest cover. What do you think?

Social Media For Authors, part 2

Last week, I talked a little about social media (HERE), and in the comments/replies, I mentioned how I drive crazy amounts of traffic to my blog using my secret method on Twitter. It’s not re…

Source: Social Media For Authors, part 2